World World World

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World World World
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Studio album by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Released March 5, 2008
Recorded 2006-2008
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock, pop punk
Length 44:09
Label Ki/oon Records
KSCL-1210
Producer Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation chronology
Feedback File
(2006)Feedback File2006
World World World
(2008)
Mada Minu Ashita ni
(2008)Mada Minu Ashita ni2008
Singles from World World World
  1. "Aru Machi no Gunjō"
    Released: November 29, 2006
  2. "After Dark"
    Released: November 7, 2007
  3. "Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu"
    Released: February 6, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

World World World (ワールド ワールド ワールド, Wārudo Wārudo Wārudo) is the fourth studio album by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation, released on March 5, 2008.

Release[edit]

Unlike the band's previous yearly studio albums, the conception and release of World World World spanned almost two years. The album's lead single, "Aru Machi no Gunjō," was released on November 2006, and after spending nearly the entirety of 2007 touring and performing at festivals, AKFG ended the year with the release of its second single, "After Dark." The third and final single, "Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu" was released a month prior to the album's drop.

Despite the significant time-span between the releases, both the LP and all three singles were well received.[2] Alongside World World World debuting at number one on the Oricon chart, AKFG was once more selected to produce the opening theme for yet another highly popular anime series, with "After Dark" being chosen as the seventh opening of Bleach.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "World World World" (ワールド ワールド ワールド Wārudo Wārudo Wārudo) 1:18
2. "After Dark" (アフターダーク "Afutā Dāku") 3:12
3. "Tabidatsu Kimi e" (旅立つ君へ "To You, The Departing") 2:49
4. "Neoteny" (ネオテニー Neotenī) 4:43
5. "Travelogue" (トラベログ Toraberogu) 4:07
6. "No.9" (Number Nine) 3:33
7. "Night Diving" (ナイトダイビング Naitodaibingu) 3:02
8. "Laika" (ライカ Raika) 3:52
9. "Wakusei" (惑星 Planet) 4:01
10. "Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu" (転がる岩、君に朝が降る Rock and Roll, Morning Light Falls on You) 4:38
11. "World World" (ワールド ワールド Wārudo Wārudo) 1:21
12. "Aru Machi no Gunjō" (或る街の群青 A Town in Blue) 4:16
13. "Atarashii Sekai" (新しい世界 New World) 3:18

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak positions
2008 Oricon 1
World Chart 7[4]
Billboard Japan 1

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions
Oricon
2006 "Aru Machi no Gunjō" 4
2007 "After Dark" 5
2008 "Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu" 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Oricon Style
  3. ^ "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: "After Dark" (アフターダーク)". Sony Music. Ki/oon Records Inc. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2008-10-11.  (in Japanese)
  4. ^ "Asian Kung-fu Generation – World World World". αCharts.us. March 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-10.